Tests show lead levels below federal limits

Recent test results showed that a majority of water outlets tested in the Herkimer Central School District meet federal standards for safe lead levels, and one outlet that tested with higher levels is being replaced. “The district is very pleased with the results of this testing,” Superintendent Robert J. Miller said. “It confirms that our …

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Student-athletes honored at reception

Student-athletes from Herkimer were honored at the Section III Scholar Athlete Dinner at a reception at the Syracuse SRC Arena in June. Megan Ball, a Herkimer student-athlete who currently holds a record in weightlifting, was interviewed by the CW 6 during the event. During her interview, she shared that being a student-athlete has taught her …

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Students create unique wearable art

Garden Variety artists Mary and Haley Smith normally work with fruits and vegetables. Mary Smith, of Mohawk, showed off a necklace she was wearing that was made out of Japanese purple sweet potatoes and kiwi. She said they’ve also worked with beets, sweet peas and radishes. While no fruits and vegetables were being used Monday, the …

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Hannaford Supermarket donates to Herkimer Elementary School

Thanks to the generosity of the Herkimer Hannaford Supermarket, Herkimer Elementary School recently received a gift of $1,000 through the Hannaford Helps Schools program. Funds presented to the school will help the school to acquire recess bags as well as materials and supplies for teachers, students and the art club. Grocery shoppers contributed to the gift …

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Herkimer students win STEAM competition

Herkimer’s Principles of Engineering class recently participated in an engineering competition called STEAM Revolution through PicoTurbine.  In this competition, groups were given a kit of materials (shown right) and challenged to engineer something from the materials.  Other materials were allowed, but efficiency was encouraged, with extra consideration for recycled materials. Every entry had to be …

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Elementary students help with Chemo Comfort Bags

Herkimer Elementary School led a very successful Comfort Bag Drive due to the many generous donations from faculty, students and their families. These donations were used towards making over 400 bags to be given to people not only in our school community but also to many area hospitals and treatment centers caring for cancer patients. …

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Student artwork on display at Basset Healthcare

March is Youth Art Month, and each year the Herkimer County Art Circles sponsors a student display. The display includes 175 student works from schools all across the county. The display, at Basset Network Healthcare in Herkimer, was recently featured in an article in the Times Telegram. Read the article HERE.

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Power of T.E.N. takes home FLL Trophy

On Saturday, January 16, SUNY POLY hosted the First Lego League (FLL) TRASH TREK Championship. FLL is an international organization focused on getting kids involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The championship consisted of twenty-eight teams between the ages of 9 and 14 that had moved on from three different regional qualifiers. At …

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High school robotics team advances in competition

On Sunday, November 15, Central Valley Academy hosted a qualifying tournament for FIRST Lego League (FLL). FLL is an international organization focused on getting kids involved in science and technology. Seventeen teams between the ages 9 and 14 competed in an all day event with a chance to move on to the next round at …

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